You read the joggling blogs, buy the best juggling equipment, follow the juggling forums, and are a card carrying member of the International Jugglers Association. But if you’re not watching the performance of other jugglers, you are missing a golden opportunity to improve.
According to a recent paper in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers found that…
when a person watches someone else perform a task with the intention of later replicating the observed performance, motor areas of the brain are activated in a fashion similar to that which accompanies actual movement.
That means you can actually CHANGE YOUR BRAIN by watching other jugglers. So, if you want to become a better joggler (or juggler), put the Gballz down and go watch a few juggling videos.
However, you can’t just watch the videos. You’ve got to watch the juggling videos with the intention of copying the tricks you see. Passive watching is worthless for juggling improvement.
Watch with intention.